Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 25, 2016 (January 21, 2016)



Grand Canyon Education, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-34211   20-3356009

(State or other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

3300 W. Camelback Road

Phoenix, Arizona

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (602) 639-7500

(Former name or former address if changed since last report.)



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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On January 21, 2016, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of Grand Canyon Education, Inc. (the “Company”), approved an amendment to the employment agreements between the Company and each of Brian E. Mueller, W. Stan Meyer, Daniel E. Bachus, Joseph N. Mildenhall, Brian M. Roberts, each of whom are named executive officers (the “NEOs”) of the Company to re-set the term of each employment agreement, such that each agreement will be extended for an additional four-years through June 30, 2020. All of the other terms and provisions the NEO’s employment agreements will continue in effect.

Copies of the employment agreements, as amended, will be timely filed as exhibits to an upcoming periodic report in accordance with applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 25, 2016     By:  

/s/ Daniel E. Bachus

      Daniel E. Bachus
      Chief Financial Officer
      (Principal Financial and Principal Accounting Officer)